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Send an SMS Text Message from the Command Line

Mar 12, 2014 - 32 Comments
Send a text message from the command line

When you think of sending out text messages you probably think of the iPhone or an Android, and the command line doesn’t cross your mind, but thanks to the ever-useful curl command, you can send out a SMS text message to any phone number right from the Terminal. Yes, curl, the same command line tool … Read More

Get Confused with Android Kit Kat & Galaxy S5 Wallpapers for the iPhone

Mar 7, 2014 - 1 Comment
All KitKat wallpapers

Most smartphone owners are pretty set on their preference towards the iPhone or Android, but that doesn’t mean you can’t cross-pollinate a bit… at least with your device wallpaper. With the general bright-color trend, many of the Android wallpapers look absolutely fantastic on the iPhone and iPad too, and some of the KitKat wallpapers are … Read More

Play Nintendo Games on the iPhone from Safari & Web NES Emulator

Feb 17, 2014 - 4 Comments
WebNES for iPhone plays Nintendo games

iPhone and iPad users have long wanted Nintendo games to come to the iOS platform, but thus far Nintendo has stayed away from releasing native games for any Apple hardware. That hasn’t stopped enthusiasts from figuring out ways to play Nintendo classics on their iPhones though, which typically that entails jailbreaking a device then installing … Read More

Convert an Audio File into an Android or iPhone Ringtone from Terminal

Feb 14, 2014 - 5 Comments
Convert a ringtone from the command line

Ever wanted to create an iPhone or Android ringtone from an existing audio file, but wanted to complete the process entirely from the command line? You’re in luck, because OS X has a little audio conversion tool that can turn any existing audio track into an Android or iPhone compatible ringtone in seconds. We’ll break … Read More

How to Remotely Wake a Mac from Sleep with Wake On LAN from iPhone

Dec 14, 2013 - 5 Comments
Use Wake On LAN with a Mac and iPhone

Using a handy network feature built into OS X and supported by most modern Macs, you can remotely wake a Mac from sleep using an iPhone (or iPod touch, iPad, and Android too). This is done using something called Wake On LAN (WOL), and it’s easy to set up in Mac OS X and use … Read More

How to Sync Gmail / Google Contacts with iOS on iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch

Aug 27, 2013 - Leave a Comment
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You can easily configure Google / Gmail contacts to sync with an iOS device like an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. This transfers all Google Contact details onto the iOS device, in addition to keeping all contacts in sync, meaning any changes made in one service will carry over to the other nearly instantaneously. This … Read More

Take a Photo Using Instagram Without Sharing / Uploading

Aug 2, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Airplane Mode

Any photo taken in Instagram will automatically post directly to your Instagram feed, sharing the picture with the world (or at least whoever follows you). But what if you want to take a picture or two with the Instagram app, apply those fancy filters, and not actually share them with anyone? That’s not an option … Read More

Get Around the 5 Device Connection Limit on Wi-Fi Hotspot for iOS & Android

Jul 30, 2013 - 1 Comment
Wi-Fi Hotspot connections

The Wi-Fi Personal Hotspot feature available with just about every smartphone is incredibly useful, but most cell providers impose a cap on the number of devices that can connect to the wi-fi hotspot. Typically the connection limit provides for a maximum of 3 to 5 device connections, but if you find yourself in a situation … Read More

Get the Public Cellular IP of an iPhone (or Android) Fast

Jul 23, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Find public IP of iPhone or Android quickly with Google

If you’re looking for the public facing external IP address that the outside world sees of an iPhone (or any smartphone for that matter) when using it’s cellular data connection, you won’t find the external IP alongside the local IP in iOS Settings. Rather than poking around in the devices confusing field test mode menus, … Read More

Use Tor to Browse the Web Anonymously & Access Blocked Websites

Jul 18, 2013 - 2 Comments
Tor

Tor is a free anonymity network that aims to conceal a users location and browser usage from snoopers, in addition to allowing access to websites that are otherwise blocked or filtered out through firewalls. The official description of the Tor browser and network is described as follows: The Tor software protects you by bouncing your … Read More

Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone the Easy Way

Jul 15, 2013 - 15 Comments
Transfer contacts from Android to an iPhone using Google Contacts

Moving all contacts from an Android to an iPhone may sound complicated, but it’s actually really easy. What you’ll need to do is sync the entire address book from the Android device to Google’s cloud Contacts service, and then use Google Contacts service to transfer them to the iPhone. The result is that you’ll have … Read More

Export iPhone Contacts the Easy Way with iCloud

Jul 2, 2013 - 2 Comments
Access iPhone Contacts through iCloud

As you probably know, all of your iPhone Contacts and related address book information is stored within iCloud, assuming you use the cloud service to sync and backup your data of course. What many people don’t know, is that the web interface of iCloud provides an incredibly simple method of exporting those same iPhone contacts, … Read More

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